Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — On Sunday, January 27th 2019 the SXMNBA hosted their first “Mega Lotto Basketball Tournament”, which was held at the L.B Scott Sports Auditorium and was deemed a great success.
Eleven teams hailing from both sides of the island competed for the title and the $500 cash prize sponsored by Mega Lotto. The event was split into 2 categories; the under 18 and the over 18.
The under 18 teams, although weren’t competing for the cash prize, gave their all with the hopes of capturing the title of “champions” for their category. It was a tough battle with the Phoenix beating out SXM Buckets with a final score of 22 to 19; Phoenix showed discipline under pressure and played well as a team and were coached by Dede Michelet.
Special thanks to all teams in the under 18 category namely; Rebels, Green Hill, Pelicans, Phoenix, SXM Buckets for coming out and giving their best.
Kuzan Simmons, Christopher Campana, Odelio Chittick, Joqwab Leblanc, Aldon Conner, Jerordy Conner, Keyshawn Richardson, Mael Guillaune
While the over 18 featured Dream Chasers, Blazers, Pelicans, Harbor Heat, Legacy and Kings.
There were many close games going into overtime, but at the end, it came down to the undefeated Kings vs Legacy, with Kings’ player Dede Michelet, hitting a huge 3 point shot, breaking a tied score with no time remaining on the clock, the Kings took the victory over Legacy 23 to 20
Alain Duzant, Dede Michelet, Teddy Derby, Aymerlec Benchemant, Luiz Polanco, Clayon Reece, Guillermo Lewis, Reginald Bryan
Herbert “Prince” Martina, the event commentator said, “they moved the ball around the court well and played solidly as a team that’s how you win”, when commenting on the performance of the winning team.
Off the court, there were over 300 fans, young and old enjoying the entertaining 18 basketball games while eating their hot wings and fries and listening to DJ Shampoopoo with his epic beats.
Included in the festivities was a raffle for 3 prizes: a vFit Track Watch from Adolphus Richardson Technologies, an HP Wireless Printer from Keijzer Computer Systems and a 50” Sharp Smart TV from Mega Lotto which was won by Micheilla Duporte
We asked the Mega Lotto team what they thought about the event “We really enjoyed the event, it was well run and we like to see everyone coming together to have fun, we are proud to be involved with helping Youth basketball development in St Maarten and look forward to many more events like this.”
Well done to Alex Ferdinand and his team at the SXMNBA who ran this event and its many sponsors; Mega Lotto, Marsea Services N.V., STM N.V, Prof-Pac, KK-Travels & Tours, Principle Accounting & Consulting Services B.V., Henderson Insurances, Main Road Construction, D-Boat, Carl & Son’s Unique Bakery, MNA Distributors Auto Parts & Accessories, Color-Rite Copy Center, SXM Cigars, Grande Smokers Lounge, Adolphus Richardson Technology, Keijzer Computer Systems N.V., Windward Islands Bank, Central Bank, Gas King, Sint Maarten Red Cross
Stay tuned for more SXMNBA – Mega Lotto Tournaments as it Pays to Play.
|GAME||CATEGORY||MEGA LOTTO BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT RESULTS|
|1||U18||Rebels 19 vs Pelicans 16|
|2||18+||Dream Chasers 35 vs Pelicans 22 OT|
|3||U18||Phoenix 22 vs Green Hill 14|
|4||18+||Kings 21 vs Legacy 19|
|5||U18||Rebels 12 vs SxM Buckets 17|
|6||18+||Dream Chasers 30 vs Blazers 27|
|7||U18||Green Hill 26 vs Pelicans 14|
|8||18+||Harbor Heat 18 vs Kings 31|
|9||U18||Phoenix 27 vs SxM Buckets 23|
|10||18+||Legacy 26 vs Blazers 25|
|11||U18||Rebels 21 vs Green Hill 25|
|12||18+||Pelicans 23 vs Harbor Heat 27|
|13||U18||SxM Buckets 14 vs Green Hill 11||Semi Finals U18|
|14||18+||Dream Chasers 29 vs Kings 33 OT|
|15||18+||Legacy 21 vs Harbor Heat 16|
|16||U18||Phoenix 22 vs SxM Buckets 19||Finals U18|
|17||18+||Dream Chasers 21 vs Legacy 23||Semi Finals 18+|
|18||18+||Kings 23 vs Legacy 20||Finals 18+|
SXMNBA 2019 Upcoming Events:
March – SXMNBA Basketball Academy
March – SXM vs EUX U13
May – 2019 SXMNBA Regular Season
May – U18 Inter-Island Tournament
July – SXMNBA Basketball Camp
August – 2nd Annual SXMNBA Business Tournament
And much more to come!